The Board of Directors of AACN established the Futures Task Force in 2014 to conduct a review of the current and future changes in health care, nursing and higher education and develop recommendations . Four recommendations from the final report are: 1) AACN should be the driving force for innovation and excellence in nursing education. 2) AACN should position nursing as a leading partner in advancing systemic improvements in health and health care. 3) AACN should expand its reach and influence through the development of an organizational structure that is representative and responsive to key stakeholders. 4) AACN should be a leader in information curation and synthesis related to nursing education, practice and research.